Overall attendances rose 3% from 2003, although they were just short of the attendance record of 12,064,100 set in 2002.
The majority of these were for musicals, with over 7m attendances in 2004, while just under 3m people attended a play - a 3% rise on 2003 figures.
The remainder of tickets sold - around 1.6m - were for "other entertainment" - including opera, dance, one-man shows, revues and stand-up comedy.
Monday, January 31, 2005
West End theatre receipts for 2004 were at an all-time high of £341,758,566, reports BBC News.